Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018
Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Why Strength Lab may be your new...

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the...

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Fitness

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the Adelaide Club's new Strength Lab classes.

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness...

5 Minutes with Meg

Health & Wellness

5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness goals.

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!
Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Resolve to be fit, once and for...

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's...

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Health & Wellness

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's resolutions.

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!
The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym:...

Come and check out our newly-equipped STRENGTH Gym at The Adelaide...

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

Fitness

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

Come and check out our newly-equipped STRENGTH Gym at The Adelaide Club. Everything from kettle bells, sleds, and turf to get you in the best shape of your life.

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips
How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

How to avoid the holiday weight...

Our Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Dena Ryde, shares her how-tos on...

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

Health & Wellness

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

Our Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Dena Ryde, shares her how-tos on keeping your fitness goals on track for the holiday season.

Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program
Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

Bring out your inner athlete with...

As of December 4th, we're introducing our new A-Ride program, featuring three...

Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

Health & Wellness

Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

As of December 4th, we're introducing our new A-Ride program, featuring three exciting classes made for you to get your ride on.

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

This week's instalment from our Director of Personal Training, Meg...

5 Minutes with Meg

Health & Wellness

5 Minutes with Meg

This week's instalment from our Director of Personal Training, Meg Sharp!

Fall Fitness at the Club
Fall Fitness at the Club

Fall Fitness at the Club

Even though the seasons are changing, fitness still remains a constant at the...

Fall Fitness at the Club

Fitness

Fall Fitness at the Club

Even though the seasons are changing, fitness still remains a constant at the Club. Group Fitness continues to be a popular choice amongst both men and women.

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez
Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach...

We would like to introduce our latest addition to the TAC team, Roman...

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez

Fitness

Trainer spotlight: Swimming Coach Roman Ramirez

We would like to introduce our latest addition to the TAC team, Roman Ramirez!

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

Introducing a new column from our Director of Personal Training, Meg Sharp. Tune in...

5 Minutes with Meg

Health & Wellness

5 Minutes with Meg

Introducing a new column from our Director of Personal Training, Meg Sharp. Tune in regularly for more!

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)
Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant...

Darcy Wefers, a loyal employee at The Cambridge Group of Clubs' Head Office, and...

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)

Fitness

Quest for Ironman Mont Tremblant (IMMT)

Darcy Wefers, a loyal employee at The Cambridge Group of Clubs' Head Office, and her husband, Tom, complete a full Ironman in Mont Tremblant. Hear their story!

Club member weight-loss success story!
Club member weight-loss success story!

Club member weight-loss success...

Today we are celebrating the success of one of our members who is down more that...

Club member weight-loss success story!

Health & Wellness

Club member weight-loss success story!

Today we are celebrating the success of one of our members who is down more that fifty pounds in five months!

Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!
Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!

Brian Malone Conquers Mount...

One of Toronto Athletic Club’s awesome cycle instructors, Brian Malone,...

Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!

Member Profile

Brian Malone Conquers Mount Ventoux!

One of Toronto Athletic Club’s awesome cycle instructors, Brian Malone, went to France to compete in the GFNY Mount Ventoux!

Attention all golfers!
Attention all golfers!

Attention all golfers!

If you haven’t yet made the pilgrimage to experience golf in Atlantic...

Attention all golfers!

Lifestyle

Attention all golfers!

If you haven’t yet made the pilgrimage to experience golf in Atlantic Canada, what are you waiting for?

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson
Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

There’s a new face at Adelaide Club! Everyone give a big Adelaide welcome to...

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

Health & Wellness

Trainer spotlight: Klara Hakansson

There’s a new face at Adelaide Club! Everyone give a big Adelaide welcome to Klara Hakansson.

Dietary and supplemental nutrition
Dietary and supplemental nutrition

Dietary and supplemental nutrition

If you’ve stepped foot into a health food store, or even the pharmacy or...

Dietary and supplemental nutrition

Health & Wellness

Dietary and supplemental nutrition

If you’ve stepped foot into a health food store, or even the pharmacy or grocery store, you’ve likely been faced with endlessly available supplements, ranging from multivitamins to meal replacements. Are they necessary? Which are effective? How do you choose and what do you need?

Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility
Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility

Unlock your power and avoid injury...

Take the time to look at each joint in the body you will notice they alternate...

Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility

Health & Wellness

Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility

Take the time to look at each joint in the body you will notice they alternate between the need for mobility and the need for stability.

Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion trends for him and her
Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion trends for him and her

Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion...

The top four trends sweeping the summer season for both men and women.

Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion trends for him and her

Lifestyle

Summer Breeze: Top summer fashion trends for him and her

The top four trends sweeping the summer season for both men and women.

3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala
3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala

3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala

Read about the 3TO6TEAM's Annual Regent Park Gala fundraiser in support of...

3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala

Club Events

3TO6TEAM Annual Regent Park Gala

Read about the 3TO6TEAM's Annual Regent Park Gala fundraiser in support of athletic programming in Regent Park.

Morning yoga at TD Centre!
Morning yoga at TD Centre!

Morning yoga at TD Centre!

Join the TDC for weekly morning yoga thanks to Cadillac Fairview!

Morning yoga at TD Centre!

Club Events

Morning yoga at TD Centre!

Join the TDC for weekly morning yoga thanks to Cadillac Fairview!

Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility

Unlock your power and avoid injury by training stability and mobility
Posted: Aug 15, 2017

If you take the time to look at each joint in the body you will notice they alternate between the need for mobility and the need for stability as you move up the chain. For example, the ankle needs to have significant mobility (as it moves in multiple directions) and the knee needs increased stability (primarily a hinge). As you continue up the chain, you notice the hip has more mobility and the lower back requires more stability. The same can be seen when we look at the wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

Maintaining this relationship in our body is crucial for not only sports performance but overall health, and avoiding injury. If you lose mobility or control of a mobile joint, your body will try to gain that mobility from a more stable segment along the chain. Eventually this will lead to injury if the task is performed enough times. Moreover, you will not get as much out of your workouts as you think you are and if your goal is to train for a sport, you could be teaching your body to work in an inefficient way when competing.

The simplest illustration of this is shown in the squat. A big problem with a squat is often depth. If you had trouble getting deep, the first thing the old school gurus did was recommend that you elevate the heels. At that time they may not have understood the difference between mobility and stability as it related to the ankle, but they did know that squatting in work boots allowed you to get depth easier. In simple terms, heeled shoes (work boots in this case) compensated for poor ankle mobility.

By continuing to squat with elevated heels, you have now trained your body to work and be strong in a way that does not translate to everyday movement or most sports. When running jumping and rapidly changing direction, the foot and ankle will need to reach more ranges of motion which it has not been trained to do which makes it and other structures in the chain vulnerable to injury.

This can be avoided by taking the time to add mobility and stability training to your exercise regimen as well as having a therapist identify and assist in improving mobility in dysfunctional segments. This does not only mean stretching muscles!

Joints have smaller muscles that focus on proper joint positioning/control and others that are movers/power generators. They each play a very important role, and one cannot work properly without the other. The more efficient the smaller stabilizers work, the easier you can generate power and mobility with the moving muscles. You will be surprised at how much stronger you can be when you take the time to train the little muscles you don’t see.

Have yourself properly examined by a therapist and speak to a personal trainer to ensure you do not have any underlying limitations and compensation patterns. Adding the right exercises to your existing workout plan can not only avoid potential injury but also increase your performance significantly.

Article by by Dr. Brandon Martinuzzi, Chiropractor

Print

Living Well Blog